Dating online is great – but finding the best dating sites in NZ can be a challenge. The internet has literally given computer-savvy singles the chance to explore an entire world of potential partners.

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You can filter down people with your interests, your future plans, your taste in music-yes, that’s right, you can find your dream man/woman who’s into The Hobbit but not The Lord of the Rings, can’t get enough of Enya, and wants to have kids after they’re twenty-five (but before they’re thirty). But the worldwide nature of these sites means that you often find your perfect match….who’s a mere three thousand miles, two plane flights, and to eight-hour stopovers away. To save you from that challenge, we’ve compiled a list of the best sites in New Zealand for finding love.

1 – Elite Singles – by far our top choice for the quality and quantity of good singles to choose from, as well as the user friendliness of the website itself.

2 – Findsomeone

One of the best local online dating sites, this one is specifically for New Zealand singles. It’s a pretty basic site with an easy-to-use interface and a basic profile that allows you to define what you’re looking for in a partner. The website will then contact you with appropriate matches from new and existing members.

You can sign up for free or you can go for a gold membership, which puts you higher up in search results and allows you to do more with your profile. And, for the less romantically inclined amongst us, it offers free dating advice.

3. Metrodate

The best site for tightly local connections, Metrodate allows you to specify your exact location and meet people in your area. There’s a much more online-heavy-communication feeling to this site, with users encouraged to engage with potential matches through private messages, as well as forums and message boards.

There are also a bunch of interest boards available on the site, so you can chat about your favourite things as you scope out potential matches. This site seems to be more about having fun and going out than it is about settling down, but there are a bunch of success stories that suggest you can go there for a lasting connection too. If you’re feeling particularly brave, you can even leave a video profile or voice message for your potential beau or belle.

  1. Dating Buzz New Zealand

If you’re looking for the safety net of total anonymity online (and aren’t keen on sharing a bus with someone who’s been hitting on you on cyberspace for the last three weeks), Dating Buzz New Zealand is the best site for you. Basically, it allows you to set up your profile under an anonymous username, browse the singles throughout the site and message them directly.

They’ll never know your name if you don’t want them to. It’s a classy site, with all photographs monitored before they’re allowed up, and messages going straight into your inbox with nothing more than your username visible. You can set up a profile for free, but you have to pay to chat to other members. You can even search singles outside your immediate area, if you’re feeling like more of an adventure.

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